Surrounded in the bliss of country music, it is a little-known fact that Nashville was at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement. However, students at the city's predominantly black universities led the way in nonviolent protests in the 1950s and 60s.
Journey with us to attractions and local hideaways around the city that is significant to the Civil Rights Movement on this 1.5-hour walking tour. On this tour, you’ll experience the civil rights story and gain renewed activism around race and equality. This tour reminds us all that the movement is a part of American history, not just African American history.
Explore the parallels between what happened then and what’s happening now in the world of diversity and inclusion. Sit with us at the infamous Woolworth lunch counter where the sit-ins took place. Today, the new Woolworth represents the change that activists fought for.
Join the Civil Rights Movement Tour to pay homage to the tragically beautiful movement that shaped our nation.
See rare and unique attractions that make for the best photo ops.
Experience a fun “behind-the-scenes” take on the story of the Music City with an “off-the-beaten-path” approach.
Private and group tour options available.
Departure Point / Starting Location
Woolworth on 5th
221 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219
We will meet in the entryway of the restaurant.
Additional Information / What to expect
This is a highly active, fun, non-traditional 1.5-hour walking tour. Embark upon an “off-the-beaten-path” expedition through the streets of downtown Nashville.
Join your tour guide as you defy standard tourists sightseeing and navigate through the little-known stories of the Music City. Learn the history behind the amazing people, music, and food on a tour that is like no other in Nashville.
Entrance fees (if applicable)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Our tours put an unconventional spin on city tours, featuring the stories that were left out of the storyline. We explore the strangest, embarrassing, and deeply buried stories hidden throughout the city. We promise you will have an active, fun, engaging session. 110% satisfaction guaranteed. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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